Art Exhibit Opening Night July 6th!

This is it!  The big night is approaching!  Do not miss the premier opening for artist Dan Newbanks of Alchemist Imaging on July 6th, 2017 at Good Life Cafe (1614 Main Street, Columbia, SC) as part of the ever-popular First Thursday on Main art crawl!

Dan will be showing for the first time in a solo venue, his portfolio of work over the past ten years as an artist.  His work is primarily photographic with “painterly” qualities (a term borrowed from Atlanta artist Thomas Dodd, who along with many others has done much to inspire the work of Dan Newbanks).


“The work that I am passionate about are the pieces that use figurative or representative forms to convey thoughts about subjects in psychology, philosophy or mythology in a way that seems to connect with people… I am told often that it speaks to them.”

Dan sees this event as paramount to the future his career, because although he has spent years servicing individuals, commercial clients, and families with his photography, this will solidify his identity as an artist, which he has been fostering for a very long time.


Originally from the Ohio River Valley, Dan Newbanks transplanted to Columbia, South Carolina after high school in the late 1990’s, and has been integrated into Southern life ever since.  He has a background in marketing sales, as well as finance.  He is married with five children between the ages of 10 and 14, and currently lives in Irmo, just outside Columbia.  Alongside pursuing his art career and serving his commercial clients, Dan is also currently finishing a degree in Anthropology at Arizona State University.

SHOW OPENING:  July 6th, 2017 at Good Life Cafe (1614 Main St., Columbia SC) and will remain in place for viewing and sales through the month of July.

Just After Midnight in the Garden

Savannah, Georgia has always been a favorite getaway for me.  Whether for a quick weekend escape or an extended vacation, I’ve always had a great time there.  The history beckons, the culture throbs, and the underlying weirdness of the city forever holds a place in my heart.  This past weekend, I was able to grab some snapshots from the rooftop of the building I stayed in, as well as from the ground as I tromped around looking for trouble.




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